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Virginia's On The Bay

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815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
361-749-4088
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go for the view not the food.

Service was ok, food was typical fried food fare. The view of the harbor and the drinks is why you go here.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
CoachJeffro
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Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Service was ok, food was typical fried food fare. The view of the harbor and the drinks is why you go here.

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Port Aransas
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have eaten at Virginia's many times over the years with friends and it is usually crowed with tourists waiting for a table. The bar upstairs is a good place to wait and have a drink. Bar service is a little slow but you do have a view. The food is fair at best. Most people go for the dockside... More 

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katy, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Wait was about 45 minutes, you could wait in the Bar, but you have to stand in line to get your own drinks! I had the steak ($30) and I don't think I've had a tougher steak. Rest of the table had typical seafood. It was a party of 11 of us...I didn't hear any negatives about the seafood.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

While waiting for our table, I decided to enjoy my wait with my wife with some drinks. I went to the bar and stood there for 10 mins....the two bar tenders were too busy to serve but I decided to wait longer when a couple Wales up,to the bar an sat down next to me. Less than one minute later... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Virginia's has stunning views of the Harbour and Boats. Place has an open atmosphere. Food is average. We had the shrimp Po Boy which comes with frys. Frys were not good---- soggy and had an off taste. Also had the Seafood Gumbo ( Not much seafood in there !) Shrimp Cocktail- Shrimp were either small or Med. size----- for this... More 

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texas
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Mediocre, over cooked. Blah. The food in port A has gone downhill...poorly prepared, slow service..too bad.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was our second visit and same as last visit we loved it, there was a long wait so we were able to wait at the bar and order appetizers. When we were seated the service was quick and the food was excellent. I would recommend for couples, families, friends. Thanks we'll be back

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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

It has been years since I've been to this restaurant and thought we would give it a try again. The was food was average, location ok, drinks watery and lackluster for the price. The guacamole tasted as if we're squeezed out of a bag and mixed with tomatoes. The cheeseburger with jalapeños was good but the crab cakes were definitely... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Virginia's is always our restaurant of choice on our yearly stay in Port Aransas. We love the open air, casual atmosphere. The seafood is delicious. I had the fried oysters and shrimp. The batter was light and the portions are generous, except for the tiny sampling of beans. My husband's sampler platter was more than he could eat! The grilled... More 

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Cedar City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It was really good. I had fish and chips and their special Port A island cocktail. Good. I would go back there again. We had to wait a while at the upstairs bar. Unfortunately, this is a weak point in their service, because we had to wait a long time to be served. There was a big line, and only... More 

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Address: 815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
Phone Number: 361-749-4088
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: 815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-4088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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